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Program Options and Goals

The Chaffey College Interior Design program will prepare students to enter the profession of Interior Design upon graduation or to transfer to a four-year college or university. The department offers two options:
  1. Associate of Science degree in Interior Design

  2. Certificate in Interior Design - recommended for students already possessing an A.A., A.S., or B.S. degree in another discipline.


Program of Study

Interior design is a rapidly growing profession that requires both creativity and technical knowledge to solve problems relating to the design of interior spaces. At Chaffey College the curriculum concentrates on a four opportunities in preparing the student to enter the field.
  1. Knowledge of design materials and systems, building components, and business procedures.

  2. Skills in drafting, sketching, rendering, and presentation boards (by hand and on the computer).

  3. Creative and conceptual awareness through the fundamentals of design and principles of space planning and furniture layouts.

  4. Historical perspective through the study of past periods of interior designs, architecture, painting, sculpture, and crafts.


Career Opportunities
  • residential designer
  • commercial designer
  • kitchen and bath designer
  • lighting designer
  • color consultant
  • facilities planner
  • store planner
  • staff designer for large firms and retail operations
  • interior renderer
  • manufacturer’s
  • representative
  • antique specialist
  • showroom manager
  • display artist
  • design business manager
  • specialty designer
    (such as hotel /restaurant, medical facilities, model homes, etc.)
  • set designer

Skills Developed Through the Program


floor plans with furniture layouts
space plans
electrical plans
reflected ceiling plans
computer aided drafting and design
free-hand sketching
blueprint reading
presentation of boards for design projects
residential and commercial


Courses offer field trips to appropriate major decorative arts collections and architectural monuments, as well as design resource centers in the Los Angeles area.

Guest lecturers from related design disciplines keep students updated on current developments in the profession.

Activities of the major professional design organizations are publicized to allow students additional career development.


Kathleen Galipeau

Kathleen Galipeau
Interior Design

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Mark Forde
Hotel and Food Service Management, Interior Design, Fashion Design / Fashion Merchandising

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